Sporting Digest: Football

MARK STEIN, the Stoke City striker, was yesterday formally charged with assault following an incident in which Jim Gannon, a Stockport player, suffered facial injuries at the end of a match last week. Stein was granted bail and will appear before magistrates on 22 April.

EUROPEAN CUP-WINNERS' CUP Semi-final draw: Atletico Madrid v Parma; Spartak Moscow v Antwerp. UEFA CUP Semi-final draw: Juventus v Paris St Germain; Borussia Dortmund v Auxerre. (Ties to be played 7 and 21 April).

ITALIAN SQUAD (v Malta, World Cup Group One, Palermo, Wednesday): Pagliuca (Sampdoria), Marchegiani (Torino); Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini, Albertini, Eranio, Lentini (all Milan), Vierchowod, Mancini (both Sampdoria), R Baggio, D Baggio (both Juventus), Fuser, Signori (both Lazio), Porrini (Atalanta), Di Mauro (Fiorentina), Melli (Parma).

FRANCE SQUAD (v Austria, World Cup Group Six, Vienna, 27 March): Lama (Paris St Germain), Martini (Auxerre); Angloma, Boli, Deschamps, Sauzee (all Marseille), Blanc (Nimes), Lizarazu (Bordeaux), Petit, Perez (both Monaco), Roche, Le Guen (both Paris St Germain), Silvestre (Sochaux) Martins, Vahirua (both Auxerre), Gravelaine (Caen), Loko (Nantes), Papin (Milan).

ALAN HARPER, the 32-year-old Everton full-back, has been given a free transfer.

TRANSFERS: Mark Sale, striker, Birmingham to Torquay ( pounds 20,000). Bernie Slaven, striker, Middlesbrough to Port Vale (free). Darren Rogers, defender, Birmingham to Kidderminster (free). David Foy, midfielder, Birmingham to Scunthorpe (free). Martin O'Connor, midfielder, Crystal Palace to Walsall (loan). Fred Barber, goalkeeper, Peterborough to Colchester (loan).

BARCLAYS LEAGUE SECOND DIVISION

Chester (0). . . . . . . . .1 Rotherham (0). . . . . . . . . . . .2

Thompson 79 Varadi 65

2,265 Wilder 72

SMIRNOFF IRISH LEAGUE: Bangor 4 Ballyclare Comrades 1.

JEWSON EASTERN LEAGUE Premier Division: Wisbech 2 Fakenham 3.

GREAT MILLS LEAGUE Premier Division: Exmouth 2 Liskeard 0.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Norwich City 1 Fulham 1.

GERMAN LEAGUE: Wattenscheid 2 Dynamo Dresden 1; Saarbrucken 3 Bayer Uerdingen 3; Nuremberg 0 Karlsruhe 0.

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